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New Titles in the RIAI Bookshop: Bank Architecture in Dublin

Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012

New titles in the RIAI Bookshop include Michael O'Neill's handsomely illustrated Bank Architecture in DublinTwenty Houses by Twenty Architects by Mercedes Daguerre and a new series of city guides on Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, London, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong written and illustrated by Gregory Bracken.

Michael O'Neill, Bank Architecture in Dublin, A History to ca 1940 (€17.50)
Bank buildings, along with places of worship and the Victorian public house, are positioned prominently in the physical plan and social dynamic of life in the larger towns and cities of Ireland. This handsomely illustrated publication allows a closer look at these buildings and arose from a comprehensive survey of bank buildings in Dublin city undertaken by Lotts Architecture and Urbanism in 2007 as an action of the Dublin City Heritage Plan, which was part funded by the Heritage Council. The book will be reviewed in Architecture Ireland 262 (March/April 2012) by Frederick O'Dwyer

Mercedes Daguerre, Twenty Houses by Twenty Architects (€24.95)
This book explores twenty innovative contemporary houses designed by twenty architects from around the world including examples from Europe, the Americas and Australia designed by widely-acclaimed architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Tadao Ando and Glenn Murcutt as well as projects by emerging practices. Their work creates architecture in response to a diverse range of conditions - some geographical, some personal, some technological.  Each featured project includes biographical details of the architect, a description of the house, photographs, plans and drawings.

Gregory Bracken: A Walking Tour of London....Singapore, Bangkok, Paris and Shanghai (€12 each)
Let author Gregory Bracken guide you through these exciting world cities with a series of insider's tours specially designed to take in the very best of the city.  Each of the walks, varying from an hour's duration to two, is packed with sights, and where one walk ends, the next one picks up. Dr Gregory Bracken graduated in architecture from DIT Bolton Street and has completed a PhD at TU Delft. He is a studio master at the TU Delft and a research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies at Leiden University. He lives in Amsterdam.

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